One Thousand Mustaches

The Walrus. The Van Dyke. The Handlebar. For something so simple, facial hair on a man's upper lip -- the mustache, or "Mo" -- is subject to infinite variations, limited only by the human imagination. Thankfully we have facial follicle fiend Allen Peterkin (The Bearded Gentleman) to provide an entertaining survey of the 'stache throughout history, culminating in its current renaissance.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…